Penguins have a dance partner in Carolina to pursue creative/complicated trade scenariosWant the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"
— Even if the Penguins can’t find the right fit to replace Brassard as the third line center, conversations around the league is that a soft trade Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"
Early buzz a month out from the deadline has the Avalanche being a top landing spot for Hayes and the Islanders are widely regarded as a heavy favorite to land Matt Duchene if Ottawa puts him on the market next month. [/hide]
— A bottom-6 center flying under the radar is Bryan Boyle of the New Jersey Devils. Always a favorite among coaches, Boyle has 12 Goals on the season and there’s a sense the Devils might be able to nab a second-rounder for Boyle.